IMDB 2 Wiki Parser and Converter (Freeware)
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What a cryptic name for this program!
Here are some explanations:
IMDB is the Internet
Movie DataBase (an Amazon company).
A Wiki is an online encyclopedia where every
information is editable by surfers (OK, that's not 100% correct, but
this definition will do).
An example of such a dictionary is dictionary-of-matrix.com
(my own wiki encyclopedia about the Matrix movies) or wikipedia.org
(the biggest wiki on earth). You go there, click on "Edit this
page" and your text is immediately online and visible for others.
A parser is a program that takes information with
a layout (= with colors and font sizes etc.) and deletes all the
layout and leaves the information only.
Example for such a parsing process:
| Original info:
Britney Spears (female)
loves Justin Timberlake
(male) very much
Michael Jackson (male) hates
Madonna (female) a bit.
As you see the unstructured info has been converted into a
structured table. The table then can be used to sort, convert,
export the data etc.
What can my freeware do?
It saves you time by allowing you to convert an IMDB
fullcredits page into wiki format.
OK, how does it work?
Go to a page which has the full cast and crew info
of a movie, for example imdb.com/title/tt0277828/fullcredits
(Full credits for "Enter the Matrix")
Press Ctrl-A (= mark all) [important
Press the button "Paste HTML from
clipboard" in my software
The wiki-formatted output will appear
All you need now is to copy and paste the wiki-format
output into your wiki dictionary and you have a full cast+crew credit
page for your wiki.
Actually my program has 2
imdb2data (the imdb
parser itself) followed by data2wiki (the converter that outputs
the data in wiki format).
Both functions combined
result in the imdb2wiki output.
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